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East Side residents: Be on the lookout for mail thieves

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
July 29, 2011 3:29 pm

Thieves have been targeting mail boxes on Tacoma’s East Side.

The Tacoma Police Department reports an increase in mail theft in neighborhoods south of 56th Street, according to an email from community liaison officer Don Hensley to Safe Streets.

Several residents have found pieces of discarded mail on the street. The mail is from nearby neighborhoods, Hensley wrote.

One resident spotted a young woman trying to steal a package Wednesday morning from a porch near the 7200 block of A Street. When confronted, the woman took off.

Tacoma officers responded and found the woman.

“She has minimal criminal history of theft and drugs and gave an address in Parkland,” Hensley wrote. “The reporting resident did not want to pursue the case and the subject was not arrested.”

Hensley asks residents to be aware of anyone suspicious in their neighborhood.

“Note the description and license plate of any associated vehicles,” the officer wrote.

Residents are asked to call 911 if a crime is being committed or 253-798-4721 to report suspicious activity.

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